Quebec-based marine transportation firm Desgagnés has completed the double christening and inauguration of the polar class liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual fuel petroleum/chemical tankers M/T Paul A. Desgagnés and the M/T Rossi A. Desgagnés at the Port of Quebec.
The latest additions to its fleet represent the completion of an investment plan, worth more than $200 million and launched in 2015, for the construction and commissioning of four new vessels.
Each vessel represents an investment of $50 million, of which close to $9 million for each ship was solely for the purpose of adding a dual fuel/LNG engine.
With a deadweight of almost 15,000 tonnes and tanks with a capacity of more than 17,000 m³, the vessels are suitable for transporting refined petroleum or chemical products. They were built at the Besiktas shipyard in Turkey.
“Desgagnés is very proud to have state-of-the-art vessels in its fleet,” said its President and Chief Executive Officer, Louis-Marie Beaulieu.
“The addition of the Paul A. Desgagnés and the Rossi A. Desgagnés demonstrates Desgagnés’ vision and leadership in sustainable development in a tangible way, as well as its commitment to its customers to offer a first-class marine petroleum transportation service that represents quality, safety and respects the environment.”
Previous ships in the series, the Damia Desgagnés, the world’s first dual fuel asphalt plant, and the Mia Desgagnés, the world’s first dual fuel polar-class petroleum-chemical tanker and sister ship to the two inaugurated today, were christened at the Port of Montreal in 2017 and 2018.
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Photo credit: Desgagnés
Published: 24 June, 2019
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